Part of 🌰︎ chestnut / chinkapin  genus Castanea in beech / oak  family Fagaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to eastern 🇺🇸 USA and very-southern 🇨🇦 Canada.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Castanea hosts caterpillars of 129 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about 🌰︎ American chestnut Castanea dentata

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